Monday Prayer Practice: Valentine Cards

O.K. Maybe this is a bit of a stretch for a “prayer practice.” But this morning, during my sabbath time, I made some Valentine cards. Just me in my quiet house with my art supplies. Yes. It was as wonderful as it sounds. I pray you will find time this week to do something that…

New: Colored Pencil Prayers

  This new book–with prayer art by some of you!–will be ready to ship by December 10. Yes, that means you can give it as a Christmas gift! And in the spirit of Christian giving, I will donate $2 to Mennonite Central Committee for each book ordered before December 25. Check out all the details…

Monday Prayer Practice

In case you haven’t noticed, I love words. I love reading them and writing them. I love speaking them and listening to them and praying with them. And words can be wonderful, soul-nurturing things. But my spiritual director recently pointed out that I also use words to distract myself. I use them to place myself…

Sabbath Cards

I spent some of my Sabbath time this weekend making cards. Not quick and simple cards–those are the ones I make out of necessity–when I need a card ASAP. These are Sabbath cards–made for people I love without regard for how long it takes to make each one. These luxurious expanses of creative time are…

Cards for Birthdays

I’m not posting creative prayer practices on Mondays right now, because I’m working hard on the materials for the Creative Arts Retreat in Daily Life. But I thought it would be nice to post something creative to start off the week. So here are some of the invitations that Grace and I made for her…